Stuck At Home? Check Out Our Guide of Easy Crafts, Recipes and More!

3/16/2020
Michelle Maestas

Spending more time than usual at home with kids because of coronavirus concerns? Feeling a bit stir crazy? Looking for ideas of something to do as a family other than watch TV and play board games?

We're here for you! We've gathered together your "emergency kit" of crafts, STEM fun, and recipe ideas for at-home fun with kids -- most made with supplies you likely already have!

At-home crafting fun

DIY Chalk Paint: A Mess-Free Alternative

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What you'll need:

1 cup water • 1 cup flour • dish soap •  washable paint or food coloring • mixing bowl • a bottle to store the paint

Directions: 

Finger Knitting for Kids

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What you need:

Yarn

Directions:

See our story and video on how to finger knit here!

Four DIY Musical Instruments Your Kids Can Make

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What you need to make all four instruments:

Empty cereal box • paper towel or toilet paper tube• rice• tape• rubber bands• a pencil • scissors • plastic eggs• plastic spoons• wax paper• markers

Directions: 

Find out how to make a cereal box guitar, paper towel tube rainmaker, plastic egg maracas, and paper tube kazoo!

Art With Anything: How to Make Bubble Wrap Art

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What you need:

Bubble wrap • scissors • paint • paper • markers

Directions:

Find out how to make bubble wrap art!

Kid Craft: Easy DIY Puzzle Piece Frames

What you need:

Puzzle pieces • craft sticks • glue • paint • paintbrush • card stock or poster board • string

Directions:

Other easy at-home crafts and STEM fun our kids love:

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At-home fun with food:
 

Macaroni Kid EATS!, our free monthly publication that focuses on family-friendly meals, publishes a regular feature called Craft-a-Snack. Here are some of our favorite snacks to craft with our kids:

Craft-a-Snack Guide

 Need comfort food? Here are some of our favorite soup recipes from Macaroni Kid EATS!

It's Soup Time! Our Favorite Soup Recipes

Hope these resources help you with some at-home fun during this uncertain time!


For more craft ideas check out our Family Fun Book put together by Macaroni Kid National. 

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